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Best and Worst of the Golden Globes

Awards season is a stylist’s busiest time of year as Hollywood’s A-Listers get prepped and primed for red carpet success. At this year’s Golden Globes, the style heavy weights did not hold back with some stunning looks from the likes of Cate Blachett, Emma Watson and Olivia Wilde.

While some of the red carpet royalty disappointed, there were some new faces ready to take their places in the best dressed pages.

Cate Blanchett wore this sheer Armani Couture gown with a tucked under bob and gorgeous accessories for the ultimate in effortless chic.

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Emma Watson wore Christian Dior for a modern take on red carpet style and looked fabulous- I love the combination of a sexy open back and sophisticated cigarette pant.

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Olivia Wilde showed that you don’t have to lose the glamour when you’re expecting in this glitzy Gucci number. The fact that’s its figure-hugging to show off that baby bump makes it even more beautiful.

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Unfortunately, there were some more underwhelming dresses on show at the Golden Globes from ladies who should know better.

Jennifer Lawrence wore a dazzling white Christian Dior strapless dress with two waistlines and full skirt. While she looked gorgeous as always, the black band around the waist with a second one around her hips was off and the accessories were too heavy for her soft pixie cut and ultra-girly dress. If a few elements of the look were removed or it had a straighter silhouette, then it would have changed the dress completely and looked more put together.

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Zoe Saldana’s dress was a gift from designer fan, Prabal Gurung and while I appreciate the sentiment, I feel it would have been kinder to politely decline than wear it in front of the world’s press. Almost everything about it was wrong- the different materials, the way they were put together and the two pieces draped over her arms was just too much. There are some elements that work such as the bodice section and luckily for her, Zoe has a great figure so it could have looked a lot worse.

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While it was a good night for American Hustle and its leading ladies on the silver screen, their red carpet looks fell short for me. Amy Adams followed Jennifer Lawrence with an underwhelming dress which should have worked. The different shades of red looked great on her skin and the plunging neckline should have wowed but with her hair put up in that complicated twisted bun, the whole thing aged her slightly. I did love the pendant on the long chain and with her hair worn down, it could have looked amazing.

And now for the new comers to the red carpet, the award for best dressed has to go to Lupita Nyongo in a breath taking pillar box red gown and cape by Ralph Lauren. She may not have won the Globe for her role in 12 Years a Slave but she most certainly beat her more experienced stars to the best dressed spot. Hair and make-up remained simple and classic, giving full attention to the dress.

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Margot Robbie also shined in her white Gucci gown, embellished with jewels and set off perfectly with a slit to her thigh and bleach blonde hair for that old Hollywood glamour. The emerald green shoes, while subtle, were also a nice touch and a bit different to what we normally see.

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The Golden Globes kicked off awards season with a bang and a bit of fizzle this year but with the close of the SAG Awards, will these starlets be able to keep up their style status or redeem themselves in light of some fashion flops?

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